Beer was tipped onto the roof of a future nursing home in Holt to mark a milestone in its construction. 

The pint pouring happened as part of a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony at the 66-bed facility of Hempstead Road in Holt, which will be called King’s Court Nursing Home.

James Carter, joint managing director of RG Carter, the project’s main contractor, said: “The provenance of any building is about the people who designed it and the people who built it and that’s why it’s fitting to get everyone together today to mark the building’s watertightness in a traditional beer pouring ceremony.”

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North Norfolk News: A drone image of King's Court, a nursing home which is being built in HoltA drone image of King's Court, a nursing home which is being built in Holt (Image: Supplied)The home - which will also feature a hairdressing and therapy salon, a library, a community café and a private dining room - is due to open in January.

Lowestoft-based Kingsley Healthcare is behind the project, whose cost was estimated at £12 million in 2020.

According to Kingsley’s website, people living there will pay at least £1,500 for an all-inclusive service.

Muj Malik, the chief investment officer at Kingsley, said: “We are delighted to be working on our first project with RG Carter who bring the same values as a trusted family business in the region. We hope this will be just the beginning of a long and successful relationship with them.” 

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The care home will be set amid two acres of landscaped gardens, including a woodland walk with wheelchair access.

The home will offer nursing, dementia, residential and respite care.

Kingsley says the centre will create more than 80 jobs. 

The company’s design director, Rob Patkai, said: “We are proud to be delivering our vision of a truly next-generation home, built with resident wellbeing in mind.

“Its convenient location on the edge of town provides easy access to all parts of north Norfolk.”